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Chateau Ausone Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

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(2006 Vintage) Musky aromas of black raspberry and espresso. Suave and sweet on entry, then dense and pure in the middle palate, with superb energy and intensity to its perfumed flavors of dark berries, violet, lico...

(2006 Vintage) Ausone's second wine, La Chapelle d'Ausone, is better than most Ausone cuveeswere in the fifties, sixties, and seventies. Made in the style of its biggersibling, but with softer tannin and not nearly the sublime concentration, the2006 reveals aromas, flavors, and a character similar to Ausone. This beautymust be tasted to be believed. It should drink well for 25+ years. (www.erobertparker.com)

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  • Decanter
    (1989 Vintage) Rating: 0/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Fairly deep red; lean oaky nose that developed elegance with aeration; medium-bodied, svelte, concentrated, quite firm, a touch rugged and less elegant than nose, indeed somewhat dull; quite good length.
  • Robert Parker
    (2005 Vintage) "A tiny production of just over 1,300 cases will make the 2005 Ausone impossible to find, but proprietor Alain Vauthier continues to exhibit the Midas touch with his perfectionist efforts at this estate. This brilliant, blue/black-hued offering reveals an extraordinarily youthful, but promising nose of incense, blueberries, blackberries, currants, licorice, and crushed rocks. This intense 2005 boasts powerful, super-layered, multidimensional flavors with tremendous extraction, yet they come acros...